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Sober Ride or DWI? The Choice Isn’t Hard.

A driver performing a field sobriety test for an officer during a traffic stop

Embarrassing. Life-changing. Expensive. Getting a DWI can be all of these things. But it can also be life-saving – and not just for you, but for every driver and passenger who travels Minnesota’s roads with the assumption that they will arrive at their destination unharmed.

Right now, over 300 law enforcement agencies are redoubling their efforts to get drunk drivers off our roads and prevent such deaths. Through Sept. 2, they’ll be working extra shifts focusing on DWI enforcement.

Find out what it’s like to get a DWI – and how to avoid it – in our latest blog.

We're All Going Hands-Free Together

A hand on a steering wheel with a phone on a vent mountIf it seems like everybody’s talking about the new hands-free law, that’s because they are. The law went into effect Aug. 1.

People and organizations all over Minnesota have been working tirelessly to get the word out, including the media, law enforcement agencies, high schools and universities, community councils, and private businesses, just to name a few.

Learn what the new law entails and how you and your loved ones can go hands-free in our recent blog and at HandsFreeMN.org.


Fire Investigations: More Than Just Ashes

Fire investigators search through a car after a garage fire

What images come to mind when you think of fire investigations? Perhaps an investigator in sooty turnout gear, sifting through piles of ash in the smoking aftermath of a fire? Finding a piece of evidence that has burned beyond recognition and is now the size of a grain of sand? Using it to figure out what happened in this burnt-out husk of a building that was once someone’s livelihood or home?

You’re right: Fire investigators do all those things. But there’s more to it than that. Learn about all the aspects of fire investigation – and how it benefits all of us – in our blog.

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Video Description: Lt. Gordon Shank explains what you need to know about the Left-Lane Law.